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Afternoon Brief, July 24

Afternoon Brief, July 24

France’s AXA Millésimes Buys Outpost Winery in Napa Valley
AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance giant, is expanding to California. The company, which owns wineries in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Portugal and Hungary, is purchasing Outpost, a winery on Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain, from Kathy and Frank Dotzler…

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Afternoon Brief, July 18

Afternoon Brief, July 18

Napa County Handling of Williamson Act Agricultural Land Contracts Draws Grand Jury Scrutiny
Napa County’s grand jury says a decades-old program giving property tax breaks to agriculture land owners suffers from a lax of oversight and puts the county in the role of “subsidizing a lifestyle.”

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Afternoon Brief, June 15

Afternoon Brief, June 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Seven Deadly Sins of Wine Sales A drinks attorney dishes the dirt on less-than-obvious legal infractions wineries face on the internet… Today’s News: CAWG Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients The California Association of Winegrape Growers has selected Steve Schafer as the 2018 Grower of the […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 31

Afternoon Brief, May 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How Producers Are Returning to Winemaking’s Roots Producers all over the world are going back to winemaking’s roots by reviving the age-old practice of aging wine in clay pots, a method that creates exceptional bottles you are going to want on your shelf… Today’s News: Beneath the […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 8

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Wine Sellers Charge “Gangster Tactics” by Liquor Commission over Shipping Sales
A national group of wine sellers is accusing the New Hampshire Liquor Commission of abusing its power and using “gangster tactics” to block wine shipments from out of state, the latest in an ongoing spat between the two groups over sales…

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Concern over Accurate Labeling Grows
Despite decades in which California wine producers have sadly, yet legally and profitably labeled their products as “Champagne,” and “Port,” advocates of what a geographical place really conveys are finally fighting to get what they believe is essential information conveyed to consumers at large…

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Fast-Rising Napa, Sonoma Winegrape Prices Spill Over into Central Coast, Oregon Vineyards
Sales figures that show a significant slowdown in U.S. wine sales and warnings about prices for higher-end wine getting ahead of demand in recent months have been sobering. But experts say the thirst for better-quality wine is growing, as is the willingness to pay more for it…

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Afternoon Brief, April 12

Afternoon Brief, April 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Cabernet Too Hot to Handle It’s slowly dawning on winemakers that certain popular grape varieties are not best suited to the Californian climate… Today’s News: North Coast Wine Challenge Uncorks with 1,000-Plus Entries Now in its sixth year, the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge launched Wednesday […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 10

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Growers Sue Napa Winery for Rejecting Grapes Allegedly Tainted by Smoke A Calistoga couple has filed suit against a Napa Valley winemaker for refusing the pair’s Cabernet Sauvignon last fall because of alleged smoke taint from the October fires, according to court records… Today’s News: Walmart Wins […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 29

Afternoon Brief, March 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: CK Mondavi Finds Growth Opportunities Without Chasing Trends The fourth generation of the Mondavi family, internally referred to as the G4, is stepping up to play a larger role in the family business… Today’s News: Wine & Weed Tours: A Legal Way for Wineries to Benefit from […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 28

Afternoon Brief, February 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Expert Grim About the State and Direction of the Valley: ‘I Don’t See Any Hope’ Few people have spent more time thinking and writing about the Napa Valley than author James Conaway. Now, on the eve of the publication of this third book about the region, […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 26

Afternoon Brief, February 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Spirits and Bids High at 22nd Annual Premiere Napa Valley Wine professionals attending today’s sold-out Premiere Napa Valley raised their paddles high, bringing in more than $4.1 million to support the Napa Valley Vintners’ mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley… Today’s News: Why Wineries […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 6

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Academics Explain Terroir but Not Exactly the Way Wine Consumers Might Expect It’s the location. It’s the climate. It’s the local yeast population. It’s ineffable. It’s terroir. Well, not according to Giulia Meloni and Johan Swinnen… Today’s News: Developing a Research Cooperative for Winemakers to Experiment For […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 30

Afternoon Brief, January 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Artificial Intelligence Changes the Wine World Technology has already changed how we make wine, so what effect will it have on how we drink it?… Today’s News: Long Island Wine In Pursuit of Excellence In the 40-plus years since Alex and Louisa Hargrave planted and founded Long […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 20

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 Years Wine Institute applauds today’s Congressional action to enact the first reduction in wine excise taxes in over 80 years and only the second reduction in the nation’s history… Today’s News: Napa’s Delicato Family Vineyards Loses Company Leader […]

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